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Zion Hill Baptist Church

 
 
Zion Hill Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 24, 2022
1. Zion Hill Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Second oldest Missionary Baptist church in county. Organized by C. S. Fritts, J. M. Lumpkin, Dennis O'Brian, Sarah Fritts, Jane O'Brian, Sarah Lumpkin, Stacy Martin and Mary E. Hardin, August 2, 1873, at Zion Hill Cemetery (1/2 mi. W.). First frame building was erected at that site.

Delegates from area's various Baptist churches met here in 1875 to form county's first Baptist Association.

Church moved to this site, 1912.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5956.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is August 2, 1873.
 
Location. 31° 58.332′ N, 98° 33.714′ W. Marker is near Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 410A and County Highway 411, on the right when traveling south on County Highway 410A. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 County Road 411, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Gill Farm (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hasse Community
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); M.R. (Boss) Greene (approx. 5 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); George Washington Gentry (approx. 5.1 miles away); St. Matthews Episcopal Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Central Christian Church of Comanche (approx. 5˝ miles away); First United Methodist Church of Comanche (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comanche.
 
Zion Hill Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 24, 2022
2. Zion Hill Baptist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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